Postoperative Bilateral Palsy of Terminal Laryngeal and Pharyngeal Branches of the Vagal Nerve
Dirk Nauheimer*, 1, Stephan Doering1, Thomas Breinlich2, Goetz Geldner1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2008
First Page: 55
Last Page: 57
Publisher Id: TOATJ-2-55
Article History:Received Date: 03/04/2008
Revision Received Date: 28/05/2008
Acceptance Date: 18/06/2008
Electronic publication date: 7/7/2008
Collection year: 2008
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We report a rare case of a postoperative bilateral laryngeal and pharyngeal lesion of the extracranial vagal nerve following a routine general anaesthesia in prone position. It documents a possible way of a serious complication depending to the positioning of the patient in prone position. Etiological factors and measures to avoid this rare but critical complication are discussed.
For the clinical practise it should give an advice to minimize the risk of injuries by malpositioning.